A true `no-kill’ animal sanctuary
In recent weeks letters to the editor concerning practices employed by Colorado Animal Rescue have appeared in this paper. Personally unfamiliar with the particular details or circumstances surrounding the animals in question, I at least want to let readers of the Post Independent know about another facility, in Utah, as an alternative for any animal. Best Friends Pet Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, is truly a “no kill” animal sanctuary. No animal is considered too old, too wild, too unplaceable.
Abused and abandoned animals from all over the United States have found a home at Best Friends. When appropriate, every effort is then made to help them find a home outside of Best Friends but there are some animals who for a variety of reasons become “lifers” and will never be placed. But no animal is denied the love and caring and kindness that all animals deserve. The people of Best Friends believe that kindness and thoughts of goodness add to the sum total of love and caring in the world.
Colorado Animal Rescue has done a tremendous job creating a sanctuary for dogs and cats in the Roaring Fork Valley. They have an ever-increasing list of supporters. They have worked hard to provide the best care they can for the animals that come through their doors. Their mission is in line with the mission of Best Friends – to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets and when every companion animal ever born can be guaranteed a loving home. Both of these organizations want to ensure that animals who come into their care are never again alone, hungry, sick, afraid or in pain. When the only alternative for an animal seems to be euthanasia, perhaps next time a call can be made to Best Friends, 435-644-2001. Thank you.
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